When your standard manufacturer warranty from Volkswagen expires, you will be left with no protection in the event of unexpected breakdown or vehicle failure. This is where Warranty Direct can help with sensible and flexible coverage options for you. We know that repairs can be expensive and we want to do everything we can to ease the burden on both your mind and your wallet.
All of our policies are designed with the customer in mind. That’s why they’re flexible, inclusive and comprehensive. An extended warranty taken out with Warranty Direct can afford you freedom that a warranty offered by Volkswagen might not be able to.
How? We allow you to choose where your car is serviced and for what hourly rate. We also give reimbursements for travel costs in the case of a breakdown to the amount stated in the policy schedule.
Our core coverage comes standard with any policy and covers the following components:
We also offer all of our customers the choice to add:
You can be safe in the knowledge that we offer:
For peace of mind and a safeguard against costly repairs, insure your Volkswagen through Warranty Direct. We offer protection beyond your manufacturer warranty, including against wear and tear (this is subject to a 90 day exclusion period unless your policy is a renewal, or it is taken out immediately before the manufacturer's original new car warranty expires). To get a quote and to take out an extended warranty with us today, you just need your vehicle registration number.
If you don’t have easy access to your vehicle registration number, you can manually enter your Volkswagen model and year to receive just the quote now, and purchase coverage later.
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The hugely popular Volkswagen is one of the largest automobile manufacturers in the world and was first established in 1937. The English meaning of Volkswagen is ‘peoples car’, and the aim from the start was to be an innovator in producing cars which catered for families.
Volkswagen has been an innovator for many years now and can boast some key manufacturing innovations which have stuck around across the automotive industry such as plastic headlining and windshield washers. Volkswagens worldwide presence is expectedly huge now with factories scattered across the globe.
Some of its most popular models today include the infamous Polo and Golf in their various iterations. The no nonsense, stylish, and reliable hatchbacks have built up a reputation for themselves. Volkswagen has also dipped its foot in the growing electric car market too in the form of the e-up and e-golf which aim to combine the best features of their fuel powered equivalents, but with high torque and zero emissions engines.
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When Mercedes launched its CLS and found it to hit the spot for style-conscious buyers, Volkswagen decided to jump onto the four-door coupe bandwagon with a sleeker Passat, called the CC. The result was a car with most of the Passat's appeal, but with a healthy dose of style thrown in for good measure. However, that style came at the expense of practicality but you still got excellent build quality and excellent engines, albeit at a high price. As a used buy the Volkswagen CC represents much better value though, which is why this is a car that's well worth a closer look.
With the VW Golf Mk6 caught up in the emissions debacle you could be forgiven for thinking that you should give this family hatch a wide berth, but nothing could be further from the truth. While some owners have complained that VW's emissions fix has left their diesel-engine Golf down on power, petrol editions aren't affected and many TDi models aren't either. As a result you can still enjoy a superbly built family car that's great to drive, well equipped, safe and efficient. Because values haven't been affected by the scandal you'll still pay more to buy a Golf than an equivalent Ford Focus or Vauxhall Astra, but we'd say the premium is still worth it.
When it comes to rock-solid reputations, few are as unshakeable as Volkswagen's _ emissions scandal notwithstanding. Whatever the segment, the company has a contender which is bought for its dependability, comfort and refinement. That's exactly how it is with the German outfit's fleet favourite, the Passat, offered in saloon and estate forms in a multitude of guises. But reliability isn't always as good as that Volkswagen badge might have you believe and you won't stand out from the crowd if you drive a Passat. You also won't be excited by the Passat, but this is still a polished performer.
To the uninitiated, this is the small hatch with everything; image, high levels of safety and bullet-proof build quality. While it has the first two, the Polo isn't always as well engineered as you might think, with some high parts prices into the bargain. So while the Polo can be great (and especially with a TDi powerplant), make sure you're not buying a car that's given its previous owner unending grief.
The Volkswagen Tiguan is a small SUV with the same discreet styling, user-friendly cabin, civilised road manners and efficient engines as the Golf. Offered with front- or four-wheel drive, the latter is ideal for those who want to tow, while there's an Escape version for anyone who wants to do some light off-roading. The Tiguan impresses with its refinement, high-quality cabin and practicality, but if value is one of your priorities you might be less keen as the Tiguan is a premium car. However, its build quality, refinement and spacious cabin make the high prices justifiable, while equipment levels are good too.
Volkswagen was late coming to the compact MPV party with its Touran in 2003. While it didn't offer anything new in terms of packaging, the Touran was perfect for those wanting an MPV with a strong image. With its comfortable ride, solidly built interior and safe dynamics there were plenty of reasons to buy a Touran. Unfortunately reliability isn't necessarily one of them, as this has been an issue for many owners, so you need to be careful when buying one. That's why you must check the history of any potential purchase and if you can, try to speak to the previous owner to see why they sold up. The secret is to focus on facelifted (post-2010) models, which are far more dependable than their predecessors.
The car that bridges mainstream and premium, VW's evergreen Golf is a cracker in Mk5 form. Some earlier editions of the Golf proved fragile, but this marked a return to form for VW - although complete reliability is still not assured. However, the Golf is great to drive, spacious and comfortable, while it's got a rock-solid image too. But the Golf is also a relatively costly car compared with its rivals, so expect to pay for the privilege of owning one.
The Volkswagen Phaeton never made sense as a new purchase thanks to high prices and heavy depreciation. But as a used buy it can be a far more sensible purchase because for surprisingly little money you can buy a luxury saloon that's spacious, fully equipped, comfortable and refined. As the most expensive mainstream production Volkswagen ever, the Phaeton also comes with fabulous build quality as standard, but even diesel models are thirsty and other running costs can be high. It doesn’t help that this incredibly complex car isn't always as reliable as you might hope, so don't expect to run a Phaeton for Passat money.
The first-generation Sharan was on sale for an astonishing 15 years, so it was inevitably long in the tooth by the time it went out of production. A relative lack of cabin flexibility, little in the way of cutting-edge technology or safety features plus a cramped cabin for seven all betray the Sharan's age. But for value, strength and surprisingly good dynamics the Sharan is still well worth a closer look - especially as there are plenty to choose from.
If you want a full-sized SUV but you're keen to buy something that looks discreet rather than aggressive, the Volkswagen Touareg could be just what you need. Despite its size, the Touareg has great presence without looking threatening. Throw in a classy cabin, some great engines plus superb comfort and safety levels and you've got the makings of a great used buy. The Touareg is also an accomplished tow car; Volkswagen famously pulled a Boeing 747 with a V10 model, so a 3.0 TDI won't struggle with your caravan, whatever its size. You won't like the Touareg much if you're on a budget as running costs are high, but they're no worse than for many large SUVs.